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Major Code: 5204
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 11.0901
Total Credits: 12

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Professional program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized Linux certification exams as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program includes a core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, System Administration, Network Administration and Network Security. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills. Objectives for a variety of industry certifications are encompassed within course and program objectives.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Required Courses

Credits: 6
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 6
BPC170Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3
BPC270Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level II 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 4
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration 3
CIS241DLApache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix) 3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
CIS271DLLinux Security 3
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course) 3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) 1-3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Explain the history and nature of Open Source software. (CIS126DL)

  • 2. Demonstrate ability to install a variety of Linux distributions. (CIS126DL)

  • 3. Navigate the Linux file system hierarchy. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)

  • 4. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)

  • 5. Implement a variety of troubleshooting techniques to prevent and deal with a variety of system problems including core dumps. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)

  • 6. Create partitions and file systems, and will manipulate access to them through the use of mount points and automated mounting techniques. (CIS238DL)

  • 7. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system logs. (CIS238DL)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for CCL - Linux Professional can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.